The Fish House

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The Fish House is Burleigh Heads most famous Seafood Restaurant, continuing to improve all aspects of its service, food and giving customers the ultimate experience with providing the freshness/quality food and cooked to serve in its simplest form flown in fresh from suppliers all around Australia.
The menu changes daily according to the selection of the freshest and best quality seafood that Australia’s suppliers supply depending on sustainability, the seasonal selection and daily weather conditions which provides us with the optimal quality for each seafood menu offering.
With over 25 wines available by the glass, our Menu of the Day offers a sequence of Wine accompaniments from all over the globe, at various price points.

The Fish House regularly holds intimate Wine Dinners in our semi private room, please send us an email if you would like to be added to our mailing list.
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BiancaK
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, excellent food! The only food someone didn’t enjoy was the Moreton Bay Bugs, they didn’t enjoy the gravy/sauce that went with the bugs other then that the food was amazing. We loved how accommodating they where to gluten free and lactose intolerance on the table. The ambiance was perfect, this is the best restaurant on the Gold Coast will recommend to everyone.

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vipVictoria
14 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food outstanding. Wine list extensive and has a lot of Australian wines. Cant beat the prawn cocktail and the Patagonian toothfish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Second time there... fish wasn’t great this time...

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FamilyS
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent. The food was generally good, but overly salty, especially the dressing on the salad leaves and sea salt flakes on the crumbed fish was unnecessary. Best to ask guests if they want a garnish of sea salt flakes before applying it to dishes. The Patagonian Toothfish was dominated by the marinade. It was too tasty really and hard to tell what the fish really tasted like, although texture was perfect. Bread was a standout and the side dishes were generous. Parking was very difficult for a weekend lunch.

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PhilH
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff went out of their way to wish my lovely wife a happy birthday which was the reason for dining there. The dinner of mussels and the Patagonian Tooth fish was definitely one of the best sea food dinners I have ever tried. The staff were happy for us to share our meal by providing seperate plates for each of us and serving our meal sequentially. Nice touch. Staff were very attentive to see that our water glasses were never empty.
All in all an excellent dining experience.

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WayneL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I have ever been to for fish dishes. If you love fish then you must try this place. Service was great and the food was reasonably priced for fish dishes. Not cheap but not expensive as well given we had so much fish.

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GrahamP
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always. Pleasant and attentive service with a delightful sense of humor. Expensive but we have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We requested a window seat and as it was a Thursday night thought wouldn’t be an issue.

On arrival seated in the middle when three window tables free.

Watched other guest arrive including a couple of lads. And they originally sat in the middle and then asked for window and were given window.

Food was good but not great, the service was what let them down.

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CassandraA
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot imagine ever being disappointed in this place. It has fast become my favourite restaurant having dined there twice in a month. The staff are lovely and experienced and the food - don't even know where to start than to say YUM! Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was excellent, food, service etc. Andre our waiter was marvellous. Our Tasmanian wine (Sav Blanc) was divine.
However, our seating was not the best, squished into a dark corner near main door which surprised me as I had booked well in advance for my husband's 70th.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was exceptional. Fresh balanced flavours that showcase the best quality seafood. The mussels, bugs and scallops were fantastic. The show stopper Patagonian tooth fish! Nailed it!

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AlexK
12 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food - service excellent. A little pricey for food.

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EvaS
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chef’s tasting menu. Each dish was delicious. We had a really lovely evening. The table next to the open windows was just perfect.

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JadeC
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delightful romantic anniversary dinner, the food was spectacular and the ambience just perfect we will certainly go again and take a bunch of friends.

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JeanetteS
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. Thoroughly recommend

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AllishaP
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We went on a Monday evening so the place was extremely quiet. We wouldn’t ordinarily mind except it meant we were rushed to order our mains at only 8:15pm!!

Never a fab of the surrounding clean up, so the evening was cut short.

We had a few different staff serving us. Female waitress was ok but annoyed with us. Male waiter was terrific! We would return but maybe on a different day.

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SueD
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at The fish House.. outstanding food and service.. Thankyou Fish House

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NicholeS
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with outstanding service. Drink selection was also very good

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RuduH
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, service, food and drink selection was excellent.
The fish dishes were as good as I've tested and the waiters most knowledgeable and helpful.
Highly Recommended.
The process of booking, being warned of cancellation if not on time and allocated strict dining times doesn't do such venue justice. There are better ways to welcome customers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply exemplary service by our waiter - second to none.

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Anon
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I had the whole rainbow trout and didn't like it at all with the tahini and salad on top. Those flavours really clashed with the fish and overpowered it. I had to carefully scrape the toppings off so that I could try to enjoy the fish. Next time, I will definitely ask that anything that is supposed to be served on top of the fish, be kept on the side.
The calamari was delish, my partner enjoyed his whitting, but unfortunately my rainbow trout was borderline inedible which is disappointing when its a $48 meal. The roast potatoes and the green veg were amazing!
We will come again but will order something different next time.

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sarahc
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night at the fish house. Adam contacted us to offer us an earlier seating with a window table which was perfect. He made a special effort to introduce himself on the night and the service from everyone was impeccable, we felt very well looked after. The food was absolutely stunning, tasted fabulous and looked great. We will definitely be returning.

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WesRoss
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have not been disappointed since the change of ownership of FH. Being a local and a regular around our local restaurants its always a very favourable dining experience at FH. We had a delightful dinner mid week (Wednesday) and it was excellent. Again. Well done.

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vipLorraine
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, try the Chefs recommended set menu.

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Winter
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere though some dishes were prepared without care and as such were overpriced. The bread served was cold and chewy, a strange way to deliver bread to the table at a fine dining restaurant- cold slices delivered to different tables ather than freshly baked and warm. A very expensive meal all up, and although attentive service, didn’t live up to expectations or cost.

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HayleyC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious upscale beach restaurant with impeccable service. Fresh food/fish and great wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. The Patagonian toothfish was to die for! We will definitely be back when we’re in Burleigh next time

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Jill
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch with the waiter's knowledge of the menu and a great combination of cooking styles and dishes. His recommendations were excellent and we were given an excellent table with relaxing views. Overall, an excellent lunch choice for great seafood.

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vipfrench
London
51 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the John Dory and it was superb. Wonderful relaxed atmosphere and great service. Always wanting to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

あまりお腹が空いていなかったので前菜2つとメインのリゾットとワインをいただきました。雰囲気はとてもいいのですがすこしお値段が高いようにおもいます。記念日とか誕生日とかにおしゃれしていくのもいいかも。駐車場は目の前のビーチまえにたくさんありますのでご心配なく。早い目に着いて近くの散策も楽しいですよ。

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JaneH
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food service and position with lovely views

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AnthonyW
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would love to try this place again when there wasn’t a few large tables for a 40th... was extremely loud and the floor staff seemed a little overwhelmed.., The food was amazing though..

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MichelleR
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

fantastic setting, great staff and wonderful food. Drinks menu is also great. Beautiful setting
to impress people.

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ElizabethM
Canberra
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely venue, great food,ocean trout was delicious! Great venue for a special occasion- or just because!

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LaurenL
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fabulous, our waiter was a bit odd and not up to standard. The overal price was on the high side for the area and felt out of balance with the experience.

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HelenM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food & service. Stunning view!

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jeniferz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow, our starters took over 60minutes to arrive (oysters)

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MarcV
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb Restaurant. Staff were ever attentive and the food outstanding particularly the Patagonian Toothfish which melts in your mouth. I liked the French undertones in decor and found the seating comfortable and ambience enjoyable. The menu is definitely suited to people with a discerning taste for quality seafood. If you're a steak and 3 vege kind of person, then you may want to reconsider this restaurant. I'd recommend getting there 20-30 minutes earlier than your booking as parking nearby is challenging to say the least. I could say more but I leave that for others. Thanks to everyone at The Fish Houses.

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LeisaC
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Service at the Fish House was amazing! The food was great but thought there could have been more of it. Very small portions.

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The Fish House is rated 4.5 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.